The Evolution and Implications of Human Resources Regulations and Policies: A Critical Human Factor Analysis

Adjibolosoo, Senyo
June 2011
Review of Human Factor Studies;Jun2011, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p90
Academic Journal
Human resources administrators want to improve the work environment to enhance employee performance. Regulatory practices to improve the work environment are based on works of scholars who spearheaded the scientific movement. Human resources law has taken center stage in dealing with workplace violations and excessive abuses. The primary thesis of this paper is that the indiscriminate use of human resources regulations and policies to solve workplace problems is impotent and aimed at problem accommodative procedures that may not overcome the problems of the human resources function. It is argued in this paper that the development, implementation, and enforcement of human resources regulations and policies will not deal effectively and efficiently with the root causes of the problems of human resources use. Since it is the quality of the human factor that exerts the greatest impact on the workplace environment and individual performance, those involved in the human resources function will be more successful in accomplishing their tasks by engineering the positive human factor.


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